Active learning in passive environments: Creating open interactive formative assessment opportunities to enhance student learning

TitleActive learning in passive environments: Creating open interactive formative assessment opportunities to enhance student learning
Faculty/College/UnitArts
StatusActive
Duration2 Year
Initiation04/01/2022
Project Summary

The pandemic has increased instructional reliance on video recordings of lecture content. Similarly, to make space for more interactive classroom activities, content is more often being shifted online. These online materials (text and video), ironically mimic the passivity that instructors strive to move away from. This project aims to develop a suite of branching interactive videos that turn traditional videos (that encourage passive consumption of knowledge) into videos that (a) actively engage students in the learning process and (b) provide real-time differentiated video feedback based on the students’ responses to the interactive components of the video. Moreover, we plan to create a specialized branching interactive video that interactively details how to make these branching interactive videos so that interested educators can make use of this powerful method of content delivery.

Funding Details
Year 1: Project YearYear 1
Year 1: Funding Year2022/2023
Year 1: Project TypeSmall TLEF
Year 1: Principal InvestigatorSimon Lolliot
Year 1: Funded Amount28,461
Year 1: Team Members

Simon Lolliot, Assistant Professor of Teaching, Psychology, Faculty of Arts
Kayli Johnson, Associate Professor of Teaching, Chemistry, Faculty of Science
Steven Barnes, Associate Professor of Teaching, Psychology, Faculty of Arts